Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

March 5, 2013

Be ready for severe storms — One Garvin County official is reminding residents here that with spring on the way it’s a good idea to be ready for the possibility of severe weather.

With that in mind this county’s emergency management director, Bud Ramming, is stepping in to play a big role in an upcoming event in nearby Ardmore for first-responder and the public in general.

The event is called Severe Weather Awareness Disaster Preparedness Day scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 North Rockford.

“I’m helping Love and Carter counties with this,” Ramming said.

“We’re one of the sponsoring agencies for this.”

One of the event’s features is a storm spotter training class at 10:30 a.m.

Ramming said for anyone interested in learning more about storm spotting this is the place to be.

“Some people don’t know what a wall cloud looks like,” he said, referring to a severe and possibly tornadic weather system.

“If people want to know more about storm spotting, just show up.”

The main thing about this gathering is to help people be prepared for severe weather and the possibility of a disaster striking.

That means more information about how to develop an emergency kit, fire safety, weather radio programming and coming up with your own emergency plans way before the time is needed.

“If people don’t know where to go for a severe storm, they need to know before it gets here,” Ramming said.

“They need to know now.”

Along with various agencies from southern Oklahoma, other sponsors include the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, National Weather Service, Oklahoma Homeland Security and the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief just to name a few.

Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction